Daley Blind comfortable at centre-back for Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Daley Blind believes that he has settled in well at centre-back for Manchester United this season.

Blind was brought to the club as a midfielder in 2014 but he also played at centre-back and left-back during his debut season at Old Trafford.

This term, Louis van Gaal has largely used Blind as a central defender and the Dutchman has established himself as a key member of the back line. Blind insisted that he is comfortable at the back for Man United.

“I’m developing well, and in the big games I’ve played, I’ve been consistent, which I think is important,” he said.

“I think I can still play at left-back and in midfield, but right now I feel good at centre-back. It’s wonderful to have the game in front of me, and be a part of building from the back with my forward passes to start attacks.”

Blind has had to deal with a number of changes in personnel amid an injury crisis at United this term but he seems to have dealt with everything that has come his way.

He has performed admirably in the role but his positioning has sometimes come under question at points this term. Blind’s versatility has proved invaluable to United since his arrival but it is clear he is not the long-term solution at centre-back for the side.

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